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Kenneth W. "Ken" Gilliland
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1925
Fort Thomas
Graham County
Arizona, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 2011
Chino Valley
Yavapai County
Arizona, USA

Arizona Birth Certificate

The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Wednesday, December 09, 2011

Kenneth W. Gilliland, 86, of Chino Valley, Ariz., passed away Dec. 4, 2011. He was born in Fort Thomas, Ariz., on Sept. 18,1925.

Ken was an Army veteran and served in Japan. He moved to Prescott with his wife Maxine and children in 1961. He worked for El Paso Natural for 19 years before moving to Prescott. He owned and operated a Richfield gas station. He then worked as a mobile salesman for Bowes for six years. He owned and operated Village Cleaners along with his wife. He retired from the cleaners and pursued racehorse training at the age of 55.

In later years, he moved back and forth between Duncan, Ariz., and Prescott until Maxine's illness required more care, and then they moved to Chino Valley with their youngest daughter, Connie Hickman, and her husband, Perry.

His wife Maxine preceded him in death. He is survived by his children R. Kay Richardson of North Carolina, Judy (Don) Lough of Phoenix, Ariz., Rick Gilliland of Prescott and Connie (Perry) Hickman of Chino Valley; one brother John (Eunice) Gilliland; two brothers-in-law, Bill Stephens of Central Arizona and Thomas Elms of Duncan; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial in his honor will be at his daughter's home in Phoenix on Jan. 7, 2012, at noon. Please contact Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home at 928-445-2221 or Connie Hickman for directions. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Prescott VA Hospice or hospice of your choice.

You are invited to log onto to sign Ken's guestbook and share a memory with the family.

Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel assisted the family with final arrangements.

Information provided by survivors. 
Family links: 
  William R. Gilliland (1897 - 1972)
  Una Viola Kempton Gilliland (1905 - 1969)
  Maxine Irene Stephens Gilliland (1933 - 2006)
Duncan Valley Cemetery
Greenlee County
Arizona, USA
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Record added: Dec 10, 2011
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- Sandi
 Added: Oct. 5, 2014
~Rest In Peace~
- Jeff Brown
 Added: May. 29, 2012
Rest in Peace.
- Arlena Boggs
 Added: May. 20, 2012
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